I have just set up my 52 and WOW!!!! If you cannot decide between the 500 and the 52, save yourself £400 and go for the 52. So far i am using the TV`s settings but the picture is WOW. DVD Component Via PAL Progressive and NTSC Non-Progressive is outstanding. MY 2 test discs are R1 Goldeneye Pre Titles and R2 Die Another Day Pre- Titles. Image is spectacular, NO blurring whatsoever. Sky+ Via RGB Scart. As you would expect not as good as above but still stunning picture. Pace Twin Via Oxygen 75ohm Scart. Ugh as you would expect FREEVIEW lets the side down. Horrible pixilation. Internal Freeview. Surprisingly this is quite a good picture. Much better than my external PACE Twin View FREEVIEW. As another member has posted as soon as you plug in the TV it tunes itself automatically. I don`t like the Auto widscreen mode. I find you have to tune to a 4:3 broadcast and select 4:3. Then when you switch to a 16:9 broadcast it changes correctly. Also you have to maually choose Component in and again change the Aspect manually. I hate Panasonic remote controls and Menus and they are as bad as i thought they would be. (Sony is best for remotes and menus) On the whole this is an amazing TV. I will post my pics tomorrow.